The course is included in these curricula and study modules

<a href="/en/curricula/203000/2019-2020/509">Media culture 2016 - Elective analysis and literature-based courses</a>

The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)
  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)

Level/category

Other studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Optional

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

~ A general ability to use research approaches
and evaluate those approaches based on the
applicability and credibility of research
findings in a specific context.
~ An ability to question and critically analyse
research design.

Learning outcomes

  • An understanding of why research is
    important in the cultural and media sphere.
  • An understanding of what the scientific
    and behavioural approaches entail and the main
    requirements of these processes.
  • An understanding of how research is
    conducted and applied in the various
    cultural and media specialisations.

Course contents

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Create a cover page with your name,
    student number, degree and title of the course.

  2. Read through both of the following texts
    (found on Arcada Finna):
    a. Kuada, J. E. 2012. Research methodology:
    A project guide for university students.
    Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur.
    b. Mligo, E. S. 2016. Introduction to
    research methods and report writing: A practical
    guide for students and researchers in social
    sciences and the humanities. Eugene, Oregon:
    Resource Publications.

  3. Answer ALL of the following questions.
    Answers should be in essay format.
    a. Critically analyse why the research
    process is 'systematic'. Support your argument
    by
    identifying the steps followed in research
    design. (1000-1500 words)
    b. Select and describe the two research
    methods you believe are most suited to research
    in the cultural and media sector. Justify your
    selection. (1000-1500 words)
    c. Create your own research proposal using
    the following format. Remember to describe and
    explain your decisions in iv, v and vi.
    Topic
    i. Key words (3)
    ii. Research Problem Statement
    iii. Research questions (3-5) OR hypotheses
    (3)
    iv. Sampling method (200-300 words)
    v. Chosen Method (500-800 words)
    vi. Research Ethics (100-200 words)

  4. Reference your work. Use the Arcada
    Styleguide for the correct reference format. You
    must include the two texts as references, but
    are
    welcome to include more sources as well.

  5. The final assignment should be no more
    than 4000 words in length.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None

Additional information

Assignments should be submitted directly to Dr.
Nathalie Hyde-Clarke (E-mail: hydeclan@arcada.fi).
This book exam can be used as an equivalent for
the Metodik course - provide a grade of 4 or 5
is achieved.
If you have already completed the Metodik
course, this may not be used as bredstudier.

Recommended or required reading

Read through both of the following texts (found
on Arcada Finna):
a. Kuada, J. E. 2012. Research methodology:
A project guide for university students.
Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur.
b. Mligo, E. S. 2016. Introduction to
research methods and report writing: A practical
guide for students and researchers in social
sciences and the humanities. Eugene, Oregon:
Resource Publications.

Study activities

Individual studies - 135 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Virtual self studies

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

See Instructions above.

Essays will be awarded 1-5 based on Arcada's
assessment criteria guidelines.
In order to compensate for the course 'TV-2-002:
Metodik / Research Methodology', the essay must
achieve a grade of 4 or 5.

Teacher

Hyde-Clarke Nathalie

Examiner

Hyde-Clarke Nathalie

Group size

No limit (9 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-08-18 to 2020-07-31

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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